Upcoming Events

Annual Events

Gratitude Lunch – June 15th, 2018

The purpose of this annual event is to honor a member of the legal community who has been selfless in his or her actions, and showed great dedication to helping lawyers in need.

Join us to Honor This Year’s Worthy Recipient of the “LAWYER HELPING LAWYER AWARD” – ROSS COLLVER, Q.C.

When:  12:30 p.m., Friday, June 15, 2018
Where:  Law Courts Inn Restaurant, 5th Floor, 800 Smithe Street, Vancouver, B.C.
Tickets:  $50.00 including GST each, or Tables of 8 for $400.00 including GST.

To register for the luncheon please click here Registration Form

 

 

Workshops

LAPBC hosts a variety of workshops throughout BC. Workshops are free or offered at a nominal cost and some qualify for CPD hours. Regular topics include:

  • procrastination and effective decision making
  • communication skills
  • maintaining effective boundaries
  • meditation and mindfulness based stress reduction
  • job search, interviewing skills and career transition

Check back for announcements regarding upcoming workshops or contact us to ask to be added to our mailing list:

 

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS:

“Boundaries for Lawyers” Workshop – Starting May, 2, 2018
CPD Approved for 5 hours

Lawyers face many more complex boundary decisions than most people do. Many practice problems lawyers get into with clients, the Law Society or other lawyers are a result of poor boundary decisions. Taking on cases you can’t handle, taking on too much work, conflicts with colleagues, staff or clients, feeling overwhelmed or burned-out are often manifestations of boundary problems. This course will help you identify and create healthy and effective boundaries in your law practice and minimize or eliminate these boundary-related issues.

When: Wednesday May 2, 9, 23 & 30th, 2018
Where: LAP office #415-1080 Mainland St. Vancouver B.C.
Time: 12:15-1:30 pm
Fee: $100 (plus $5.00 GST) Registration:  email us your completed form at
(info@lapbc.com) info (at) lapbc (dot) com, send by fax to 604-685-2179 or mail with your cheque to the LAP office at #415-1080 Mainland Street, Vancouver, B.C.  V6B 2T4.

Click here to register Boundaries Workshop Starting May 2 2018

 

“The Grieving Process” – 6 Hours CPD

Three 2-Hour Evening Sessions

LAPBC is offering a three-session evening program for lawyers who are working through the grieving process. We suffer losses and changes at work, in our personal relationships and in these changing times. This confidential program will focus on “what’s normal”, managing relationships with others, healing, resiliency, life after loss, as well as other related issues. It will be facilitated by Michael Kahn, LPC (Oregon), JD.

When:  Monday:  April 16, April 23 & April 30, 2018
Where:  LAP office #415-1080 Mainland St., Vancouver, B.C.
Time:  5:30 pm-7:30 pm
Fee:  $50.00 (including $2.38 GST)

Registration:  email us your completed form at info@lapbc.com, send by fax to 604-685-2179, or mail with your cheque payable to the LAP office at #415-1080 Mainland Street, Vancouver, B.C. V6B 2T4.


Michael Kahn, LPC, JD
has been a counselor since 1994 and practised law with the Attorney General’s Office for the State of New Jersey for 6 years. He presents on ethics, diversity, wellness and grief for lawyers and mental health professionals. Michael wrote the chapter Saying Goodbye: Loss and Bereavement” in Cinemeducation, Volume 2: Using Film and Other Visual Media in Graduate and Medical Education.

Click here to register Grief Workshop April 16-30, 2018

 

Options for Lawyers Workgroup 

Options for Lawyers is a free, drop-in networking, education and support group for lawyers making job or career transitions and for lawyers wishing to examine their options both personally and professionally. The group meets the third Wednesday of each month from 12:15-1:30 pm at the LAPBC Vancouver Office (#415 – 1080 Mainland Street).

Details for the next Options Workgroup are as follows:

Topic:  “Introverts and Extroverts – Business Strategies for Success”
CPD Approved for 1.25 Hours

When:  Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Where:  LAPBC Vancouver office – #415-1080 Mainland St., Vancouver, BC
Time:  12:15-1:30 pm
Registration: Drop-in – No registration required
Cost: Free

Most lawyers are introverts, whereas the majority of the general population are extroverts. This can sometimes create problems since our culture values and rewards the qualities of extroverts. Also, some lawyers try to fit the client’s stereotype of the ideal lawyer, which is often extroverted, loud, opinionated and competitive. When lawyers are not like that, they may become self-critical or self-doubting. This workshop is about seeing the values of both introverts and extroverts, and learning how to capitalize on your personality style in order to become a better lawyer.

This workshop will be facilitated by Bena W. Stock., LL.B., M.C.,  R.C.C Bena is an Associate Director and Counsellor for the Lawyers Assistance Program.  Bena practised law for 24 years and has helped many lawyers through difficult situations, career transitions, and dealing with anxiety, depression and trauma.

Click here to download Options Notice May 16 2018

 

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Email: info@lapbc.com
Phone: 1.888.685.2171 or 604.685.2171
Fax: 604.685.2179
Mail: #415 – 1080 Mainland Street, Vancouver, B.C. V6B 2T4

Support Groups

Working Step Groups start on a regular basis. Please contact Derek LaCroix at 604.685.2171 or 1.888.685.2171 or  (derek@lapbc.com) derek (at) lapbc (dot) com for additional details

Codependents Anonymous – Vancouver

Date: Tuesdays
Time: 5:30 pm
Where: LAPBC Vancouver Office – #415 – 1080 Mainland Street, Vancouver, BC
Details: Drop-in

Codependents Anonymous – Victoria

Date: Wednesday
Time: Noon
Where: LAPBC Victoria Office – 620 View Street, Victoria, B.C. (Call to confirm Suite #)
Details: Please contact Derek LaCroix at 604.685.2171 or 1.888.685.2171 or  (derek@lapbc.com) derek (at) lapbc (dot) com for additional details

Lawyers in Alcoholics Anonymous – Lower Mainland

Date: Thursdays
Time: 12:30 pm
Where: LAPBC Vancouver Office – #415-1080 Mainland Street, Vancouver, BC
Details: Drop-in. Please contact Derek LaCroix at 604.685.2171 or 1.888.685.2171 or  (derek@lapbc.com) derek (at) lapbc (dot) com for additional details

Lawyers in Alcoholics Anonymous – Abbotsford

Time: 5:00 pm
Details:
Please contact Derek LaCroix at 604.685.2171 or 1.888.685.2171 or  (derek@lapbc.com) derek (at) lapbc (dot) com for additional details

Lawyers in Alcoholics Anonymous – Victoria

Date: Thursdays
Time: 12:30 pm
Where: LAPBC Victoria Office – 620 View Street, Victoria, BC (Call to confirm Suite #)
Details: Please contact Derek LaCroix at 604.685.2171 or 1.888.685.2171 or  (derek@lapbc.com) derek (at) lapbc (dot) com for additional details

Lawyer Accountability Group – Vancouver

An adjunct to 12-step recovery in which members provide support to each other.
Date: Thursdays
Time: 5:30 pm
Where: LAPBC Vancouver Office – #415-1080 Mainland Street, Vancouver, BC
Details: Please contact Derek LaCroix at 604.685.2171 or 1.888.685.2171 or  (derek@lapbc.com) derek (at) lapbc (dot) com for additional details

Lawyer Support Group – Victoria

Date: 3rd Thursday of each month
Time: 4:30 pm
Where: LAPBC Victoria Office – 620 View Street, Victoria, BC (Call to confirm Suite #)
Details: Please contact Derek LaCroix at 604.685.2171 or 1.888.685.2171 or  (derek@lapbc.com) derek (at) lapbc (dot) com for additional details

Lawyer Support Group – Nanaimo

Date: Mondays
Time: 5:00 pm
Details: Please James Dunn at at 604.685.2171 or 1.888.685.2171 or (jdunn@lapbc.com) jdunn (at) lapbc (dot) com for additional details

Professionals Accountability Group – Kamloops

Date: Thursdays
Time: 5:30 pm
Details: Please contact Derek LaCroix at 604.685.2171 or 1.888.685.2171 or  (derek@lapbc.com) derek (at) lapbc (dot) com for additional details